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The junior varsity Mokena Burros team celebrate its Mid America Regional championship over the Lowell (Indiana) Red Devils Nov. 25. It was the first year the Burros competed in the nationwide Pop Warner league. Photo submitted
Players and coaches of the Mokena Burros 2018 team pose with their State and Mid America Regional trophies from November’s playoffs. This was the first year the Burros competed in the Pop Warner league, going 5-3 en route to the two championships in the non-traveling division. T.J. Kremer III/22nd Century Media
Mokena Burros players douse coach Scott Linklater with a ceremonial Gatorade bath after capturing the Mid America Regional championship Nov. 25. Photo submitted
T.J. Kremer III, Editor
4:16 pm CST December 3, 2018
If Vegas were taking odds on the 2018 Pop Warner youth football program, then the Mokena Burros would probably have been longshots to open the season based on their 2017 record of 1-7-1. But, as they say, that’s why they play the games.